Feb 132019
ICMSA say CSO figures confirm farmer input costs “surging” while output prices “fall or remain constant”

The President of ICMSA has cited figures released today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) as confirmation of what farmers already strongly suspected from their own accounts and enterprises. Pat McCormack said that the statistics just published proved beyond doubt that the state’s farmers are being caught again in the ‘costs-price squeeze’ that sees input […read more…]

Feb 112019
ICMSA criticise “complete lack of specifics” on Farmer Low Cost Loans - “Increasingly looking like an empty gesture”

The Chairperson of ICMSA Farm Business Committee has criticized what he described as a complete lack of specifics on the timeline and application details of the Farmer Low-Cost Loans originally announced by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure in Budget 2018. Shane O’Loughlin said that the lack of clarity on the loan package was simply […read more…]